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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:03 pm

cerealdan wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Since Jeremy Lin is famous now, would it show poor judgment if I sent a LOCI to Harvard saying I think Harvard is right for me because it has better placement to the NBA Knicks than its peer schools?


Maybe not to the Knicks, but Stanford has FAR better NBA placement than Harvard.


I know WHICH IS WHY I SAID THE KNICKS. Gawdd.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby zworykin » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:13 pm

curiouscat wrote::D High numbers, low numbers, everyone in between, let's keep the brainstorming in this thread. It needs as much wild, baseless speculation as it can get to keep it alive. It's been all crickets here for the past couple of weeks.



...Holy crap. Crickets have taken over the Admissions office? No wonder none of us are seeing any movement! How on earth are crickets supposed to make such difficult choices? :(

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby yankees42789 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:28 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Since Jeremy Lin is famous now, would it show poor judgment if I sent a LOCI to Harvard saying I think Harvard is right for me because it has better placement to the NBA Knicks than its peer schools?


Maybe not to the Knicks, but Stanford has FAR better NBA placement than Harvard.


I know WHICH IS WHY I SAID THE KNICKS. Gawdd.


Not true! The Knicks also have a player from Stanford (Landry Fields) so unfortunately their Knicks placement is only equal to Stanford's. Only that combination of awesomeness could provide us with the nerdiest and most amazing handshake in professional sports history: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19922449

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby soj » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:57 pm

yankees42789 wrote:Not true! The Knicks also have a player from Stanford (Landry Fields) so unfortunately their Knicks placement is only equal to Stanford's. Only that combination of awesomeness could provide us with the nerdiest and most amazing handshake in professional sports history: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19922449

:lol: I love that.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:46 pm

Hopefully within 2 weeks we shall rise from the ashes of the held pile..cuz now i'm back to obsessing about Harvard (i couldn't stay away)

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby curiouscat » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:13 pm

sharktankdean wrote:cuz now i'm back to obsessing about Harvard (i couldn't stay away)

When did we ever stop? :)

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby amc987 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:16 pm

curiouscat wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:cuz now i'm back to obsessing about Harvard (i couldn't stay away)

When did we ever stop? :)


I know, right? Le sigh. Come on JS! You know you want to give us some love!!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:22 pm

curiouscat wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:cuz now i'm back to obsessing about Harvard (i couldn't stay away)

When did we ever stop? :)



I actually attempted to stop...but i couldn't even get through the weekend when the office is closed...fail.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby EvelynS » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:39 pm

Does anyone know who HLS considers an international student? I did not go to High school here and still do not have a citizenship. Do you think I can play an "international student" card?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby soj » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:41 pm

EvelynS wrote:Does anyone know who HLS considers an international student? I did not go to High school here and still do not have a citizenship. Do you think I can play an "international student" card?

What do you mean by this?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby EvelynS » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:47 pm

soj wrote:
EvelynS wrote:Does anyone know who HLS considers an international student? I did not go to High school here and still do not have a citizenship. Do you think I can play an "international student" card?

What do you mean by this?



I meant that when I write my LOCI would it be appropriate to reinstate my foreign background (I did not really mention anything about immigration in my PS).

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby soj » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:52 pm

EvelynS wrote:
soj wrote:
EvelynS wrote:Does anyone know who HLS considers an international student? I did not go to High school here and still do not have a citizenship. Do you think I can play an "international student" card?

What do you mean by this?



I meant that when I write my LOCI would it be appropriate to reinstate my foreign background (I did not really mention anything about immigration in my PS).

HLS should already know you're not a US citizen from your application. As for discussing your international background in your LOCI, I don't think it'll affect your chances.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby EvelynS » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:02 pm

soj wrote:
EvelynS wrote:
soj wrote:
EvelynS wrote:Does anyone know who HLS considers an international student? I did not go to High school here and still do not have a citizenship. Do you think I can play an "international student" card?

What do you mean by this?



I meant that when I write my LOCI would it be appropriate to reinstate my foreign background (I did not really mention anything about immigration in my PS).

HLS should already know you're not a US citizen from your application. As for discussing your international background in your LOCI, I don't think it'll affect your chances.


Oh, well...I guess I would stick to academic/WE updates and "why HLS". Thanks.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:33 pm

EvelynS wrote:Does anyone know who HLS considers an international student? I did not go to High school here and still do not have a citizenship. Do you think I can play an "international student" card?



An international student (to Harvard) is a student that does not have US citizenship or permanent US residency.

Soj is right Harvard should already know you are international. If you wanted to use this to your advantage it should have been explored in a diversity statement.

In your LOCI/why harvard, if being international somehow significantly affected your decision to apply to harvard you can mention it. But I don't know how it would.

I have never actually read a 'Why Harvard" that would be interesting. I think mine would go like this:

"Why Harvard? Is that a trick question...just let me in" :wink:

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby PopTorts13 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:12 pm

yankees42789 wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Since Jeremy Lin is famous now, would it show poor judgment if I sent a LOCI to Harvard saying I think Harvard is right for me because it has better placement to the NBA Knicks than its peer schools?


Maybe not to the Knicks, but Stanford has FAR better NBA placement than Harvard.


I know WHICH IS WHY I SAID THE KNICKS. Gawdd.


Not true! The Knicks also have a player from Stanford (Landry Fields) so unfortunately their Knicks placement is only equal to Stanford's. Only that combination of awesomeness could provide us with the nerdiest and most amazing handshake in professional sports history: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19922449


Beat me to it, not to mention Fields had a better night than Lin against Minnesota. Dropping sports knowledge is always highly respected and appreciated.
I may have found myself a new friend at Harvard already. 8)

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby crosby813 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:51 pm

So it seems as though auto-admits who have submitted later and haven't been held have been getting JS1 emails. Hopefully this means that they'll move on to the held pile soon!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby PopTorts13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:08 pm

crosby813 wrote:So it seems as though auto-admits who have submitted later and haven't been held have been getting JS1 emails. Hopefully this means that they'll move on to the held pile soon!


Tell me about it; I'm needing an answer before April. Fingers are crossed so hard they may burst.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:13 pm

We've seen 3 straight business days of js1s hopefully they get done with all of them this week and get back to us next week.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby boosk » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:42 pm

cool thread

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby jungminnee » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:04 pm

checking in

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby yepyepyep » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:43 pm

sharktankdean wrote:We've seen 3 straight business days of js1s hopefully they get done with all of them this week and get back to us next week.


Yeah, when I looked at a Harvard blog post from I think last year (but it may have been a couple of years back) they said they started to accept off the hold list 3rd week of Feb. So, this sounds right if they finish up interviews this week, and start looking at holds the next couple of weeks.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby EMZE » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:07 pm

yepyepyep wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:We've seen 3 straight business days of js1s hopefully they get done with all of them this week and get back to us next week.


Yeah, when I looked at a Harvard blog post from I think last year (but it may have been a couple of years back) they said they started to accept off the hold list 3rd week of Feb. So, this sounds right if they finish up interviews this week, and start looking at holds the next couple of weeks.


Perusing last years hold thread, around this time was when the first held applicants began to receive word.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:25 pm

Yeah. It might be next week or the week after....it might even be Friday ( you can smell my desperation). But seriously anyone wanna predict when the first held person on tls gets a js1...like a game or a bet.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby PopTorts13 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:29 pm

sharktankdean wrote:Yeah. It might be next week or the week after....it might even be Friday ( you can smell my desperation). But seriously anyone wanna predict when the first held person on tls gets a js1...like a game or a bet.


Oooooo, me, me, me. March 5th!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby amc987 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:33 pm

I think it'll be the end of next week (2/24 ish) or the beginning of the week after (2/27 or 2/28). Last year a few people who were held got accepted in early March. So I guess they would have to have interviewed a week or so before then. But everything has been happening late this cycle, so who really knows?




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